Our Favorites in FEATURED on Blissfully Domestic for 2014

2014 has blown by in what seems to be a blink of an eye. Wasn't it Valentine's Day just last week? Am I right, this year has just gone by so quickly?! Over the last 12 months, Blissfully Domestic has featured some pretty great writers with unique ideas, creative crafts, tasty recipes and so much more. We thought it would be fun to share with you our top 10 favorites from the Featured section of Blissfully Domestic! Without further ado, in no particular order, here are our Top 10 Featured Favorites: 11 Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids - With Valentine's Day being just around the corner, this one is a great one to check out sooner than later! 9 Father's Day Gift Ideas - Great news! Gifts for Dad never go out of style. Give him something he'll love all year … [Read more...]

Fun Crafts for Kids: How to Make Salty Snow Prints

There's not a whole lot of snow here in Texas, but I'm of the mindset that if you have lemons you should make lemonade! No snow you say? That's no reason not to have a White Christmas as long as you have some salt on hand. Our Advent Art Activity for the 9th day of December was making salty snow prints. I got the idea from an amazing "friend" and fellow crafty Momma, Val from Frugal Family Fun Blog Why KSW Loves These: Nothing could be simpler to make and chances are, you have everything you need to make these hiding in your cabinets To make your own Salty Snow Prints, you'll need: Construction Paper Elmer's Glue Baking Sheet or a Box Lid Crayons or Chalk Salt First, have your kids draw images on construction paper using crayons or chalk. Next, help your kids trace … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Ornaments to Create with Your Kids

Each year, about this time, I get antsy to make Christmas ornaments with my kids. Crafts are an excellent excuse to sit and spend quality time with our kids or learn more about what's going on in their little heads. When finished, hang your new ornament on the tree and then sit back and admire your craft together. Today I've gathered a bunch of easy and FUN DIY Christmas ornaments you can make with your kids. Let's get started! /1/ Family Ornaments - Your kids will have so much fun decorating a family of angels from photos of YOUR family! /2/ Bottle Cap Reindeer Ornaments - A Christmastime tradition that has been long standing in my family is buying a 6-pack of Santa Coca-Cola bottles and enjoying them together. I love this bottle cap ornament idea to recycle to caps from our Santa … [Read more...]

How to Make an Orange Pomander

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher brought in the supplies for you and your classmates to make a beautiful Orange Pomander? The craft was simple but, FUN! And, do you remember the smell? Mmmm... Today I'll show you the simple basics on how to make your own orange {or any citrus, really} pomander to fill your home with the spicy clean aroma of Fall! You'll need: Oranges {or any citrus} Whole Cloves a Toothpick Ribbon {optional} Step one: Using a toothpick, poke holes where you would like to put your cloves. Trust me when I say, your fingertips will thank you. Step two: Continue poking holes and adding cloves. Step three: Just keep adding cloves until you feel you've achieved your ultimate design. You can fill the orange up with cloves, make a swirly design, add a … [Read more...]

Adorable Christmas Crafts for Kids

Now that we've filled our bellies with turkey and stuffing it's time to crank up the Christmas tunes, pull out the Christmas decor and start making Christmas crafts with the kids. Creating keepsake crafts with my kids is something I do all year long. But, Christmas keepsakes are even more special. I think it's because after the season is over they all get packed away and forgotten about until the following year. When I pull the totes out of the attic and begin to unwrap each handmade craft is when the tears begin to fall. Hand prints that are no longer so tiny, coloring pages with scribbles outside of the lines, anything that each of them made that I can spark a memory from is so very special. Today I have gathered together a bunch of crafts that you can sit down and do with your kids. … [Read more...]

Must-Have Fourth of July Party Supplies

It's not too early to begin gathering supplies for your Fourth of July shindig. {shin-dig, noun: a usually large or lavish party} Today I have a list of both food and decorations. You know I had to also throw in an art project that you AND the kiddos will be proud of. Let's waste no more time...it's almost time to party!!! /1/ Create a Lovely Patriotic Tablescape - Everything about this table is simply beautiful. From the bold stars on the tablecloth {that can be easily re-created with fabric purchased from your local fabric retailer} to the Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling {I've seen these at my local craft store} this tablescape is going to WOW your guests. /2/ Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa - Here's a sweet alternative to your traditional tomato salsa. Don't … [Read more...]